Well, trying to go 'cold turkey' on driving is a lesson in awareness for me.
It is much
like going on a diet, I guess, or trying to stop smoking.
Today I will use my bicycle when I can, and perhaps bum rides from friends
if I have
no other choices (I suppose this is in the spirit of the day).
The Arabs can drink the ca 10 gallons of gasoline I will save today.
I got a ride from a co-worker. Sadly, there is no public transportation to
take so we are forced to drive the 52 mile round trip. I'd rather sit back
and read the paper on a train a few days aw week if it was available.
I didn't see anything on the news about the big "gas out" so I imagine it
did not go over well or was not publicized enough.
Probably not, Ed, but I appreciate and respect the fact that you were a good
sport to go along with this.
Actually, I enjoyed getting back on my mountain bike. At age 65, I still
a little stamina left. (Moreso than some of the lardbound teenagers, I
Biking 52 miles a day is a bit much for me. I used to do it when I was 3
miles from work. Following up on my earlier comment about the news, the
local NBC station did say it was "Bike to Work" week and had a little spot.
If we all did it enough, it could make a difference.
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